Joao Dorindo Ferreira was born in Calvao, Portugal September 22, 1961. He is survived by his wife Maria, his children Jessica, Steven and arguably his favourite child, the family dog, Peaches.


He moved to Canada in the early 90s, to start a new life and a family with his wife Maria. Joao was a foreman for Jen-Dan Limited and always worked hard to provide for his family. When Joao was not working he loved being in the garden tending to his vegetables, and growing food used to make loving meals. Joao loved the outdoors and nature and never passed up the opportunity to go camping or hunting. Above all else he loved to cook and experiment in the kitchen, sharing his delicious meals with his family.


Joao’s favourite places in the world were Portugal and Florida. At the age of 58 he retired and moved back to his hometown Calvao, Portugal. He made the most of his time there, relished in his country and spent it alongside his friends and family.


He passed peacefully surrounded by his family in Canada, dreaming of Portugal on March 24, 2022.

         The family kindly requests that everyone please wear their masks to keep all of Joao's family and friends safe. 

         Thank you for you cooperation and understanding!



March 27, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Home-Annette Chapel
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Prayers at 5:00 pm


March 28, 2022
St. Anthony's Church
10:00 AM



March 26, 2022
Frank and Silvana Covelli
Dearest Jessica, Our deepest condolences to you and your family's precious loss. It is always very difficult when we lose a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your dad find eternal peace! RIP Joao! With Love from Frank, Silvana, Stef and Daniel Covelli